Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope

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Book
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ISBN 10
0486217523 
ISBN 13
9780486217529 
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Publication Year
1967 
Pages
455 
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Written more than 50 years ago, Sudworth's handbook is still recommended by forestry services as the most practical and comprehensive guide to the native tree species of the Pacific slope. George Sudworth (1864-1927), Chief of Dendrology for the federal Forest Service Department, gathered the material for this book from thousands of acres of forest land at a time when much of the American western country was wilderness, reachable only by pack train or on foot. Admired for its eloquent forest description, and with the most complete information on the trees available in handbook form, this book lists over 150 species. Sudworth notes for each its distinguishing characteristics, its extreme and average size, its range (in particular detail), its habitat, its morphology, its method of reproduction, its commercial value, and its length of life. Drawings of all but a very few of the tree species supplement the text. Wherever possible, the drawings picture a leaf, seed, branch, fruit, or flower drawn to actual size. For residents of Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, California, and western Nevada, for those planning a trip to the West, and for nature enthusiasts and students of forestry in general, this excellent, easy-to-use text with its magnificent drawings is the finest field guide available to Pacific slope tree species. This is an unabridged replication of the 1st (1908) edition. The foreword to this Dover edition is by Woodbridge Metcalf, Extension Forester, Emeritus, the University of California, Berkeley. It includes 2 maps, 207 figures, 6 photographs that are new to this edition. A new table of changes in nomenclature is included by E. S. Harrar, Dean of the School of Forestry, Duke University. There is an index of common and scientific names. - from Amzon 
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